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Software and Code Sharing Plan

Purpose and Scope

This plan establishes Rockefeller’s expectations that all Rockefeller investigators make available software and source code that are developed or modified to achieve the goals of the Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science.


Consistent with its goals to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate solutions to roadblocks to efficient and effective clinical and translational research, Rockefeller investigators must take all reasonable steps to make software and source codes developed or derived pursuant to these goals, available to other academic and nonprofit scientists for research purposes after their publication through a simple site license agreement unless either:

  • the software and source code can readily be generated without restriction on use for research purposes by other scientists from information provided in publications, or
  • the software and source code can be obtained from third parties on reasonable terms.

Investigators are expected to respond promptly to all reasonable requests for software (and source code) they have authored, and should generally accommodate reasonable requests within 30 days. If this timeframe is impractical, the investigators should communicate promptly with the requestor about when the request will be fulfilled.

Effective Date

This plan is effective September 1, 2015.

Site License Template

List of shared software:

*If any software/method we have published is not listed here, feel free to contact us.